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perpetuus m ‎(feminine perpetua, neuter perpetuum); first/second declension

  1. perpetual, continuous, uninterrupted


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative perpetuus perpetua perpetuum perpetuī perpetuae perpetua
genitive perpetuī perpetuae perpetuī perpetuōrum perpetuārum perpetuōrum
dative perpetuō perpetuō perpetuīs
accusative perpetuum perpetuam perpetuum perpetuōs perpetuās perpetua
ablative perpetuō perpetuā perpetuō perpetuīs
vocative perpetue perpetua perpetuum perpetuī perpetuae perpetua

Related terms[edit]



  • perpetuus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • perpetuus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • for ever: in perpetuum
    • a continuous discourse: oratio perpetua
    • current expenses: sumptus perpetui (Off. 2. 12. 42)
    • simple interests: perpetuum fenus (Att. 5. 21. 13)
    • the standing commissions of inquiry: quaestiones perpetuae (Brut. 27. 106)
    • to say once for all: ut semel or in perpetuum dicam
  • perpetuus” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016